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Helping you stay up to date with the latest industry news and trends in supply chain planning and management.

New Study: Making Supply Chain Careers More Attractive to Women

According to a recent study jointly conducted by The Manufacturing Institute, APICS and Delloite, nearly 70 percent of women indicated they would stay in manufacturing if they were to start their career today, and nearly 90 percent indicated they are [...]

Engage to Cut Supply Chain Emissions, CDP Urges

The Climate Disclosure Project (CDP) has praised food and beverage companies like Coca-Cola, Nestle and Kellog for their climate leadership and supplier engagement efforts.The CDP's Global Supply Chain Report, released in January 2018, is based on climate, water and deforestation-related [...]

UK Technology & Supply Chain Trends in Electronic Manufacturing

It isn't just the OCMs (Original Component Manufacturers) who face challenging decisions when it comes to technology in the supply chain. The EMS (Electronics Manufacturing Service) buyers also have challenges, as suppliers and distributors are allocating products, using customers’ buying [...]

How an Unstable American Economy is Impacting the Manufacturing Supply Chain

Recent economic events, such as NAFTA renegotiations, the relative value of a dollar, new US tax laws, and proposed changes to US tariffs, not surprisingly has a noticable ripple effect on manufactureres. Each one of these events is positioning 2018 [...]

American Cities Seeing Manufacturing Growth Share Lessons Learned

A recent chart from Upjohn Institute's Susan Houseman shows how declines in manufacturing employment in the U.S. are relative to the declines in the number of U.S. factories since the year 2000. Is it related to technology and automation? Or [...]

Parliament Shapes Digital Supply Chain Across UK & Germany

Legislation performs an important role by clarifying where the responsibility to ensure best practice lies. Whether we’re talking about the new GDPR legislation or the Modern Slavery Act, you'll find two commonalities -- disclosure and due diligence -- each requiring [...]

Impact of New Tax Law Changes on US Manufacturing

SCdigest.com wanted to fully understand how the US tax code changes that happened last December would impact US manufacturers. Here's a summary of that effect from the accountants at BDO. This table pulls it all together in a comprehensive way [...]

6 Ways to Avoid Getting Stuck Without Inventory

Today, we are experiencing a global innovation boom with connected gear in everything from consumer electronics to automotive manufacturing. It's a boom showing no sign of slowing in the foreseeable future. On the contrary, in fact, data is now showing [...]

Better Management Needed to Fix Antibiotic Supply Chain Shortage

According to a white paper released by Access to Medicine Foundation (AMF), "Pharmaceutical companies must bring a step change in their practices for stock and inventory management, improve their agility in response to shortages, and communicate information about their plans [...]

Demand for Higher Salaries for Supply Chain Operations

APICS recently conducted a salary report surveying more than 2,600 supply chain professionals, and the results are in. In 2017, 90% of those surveyed received on average a 3% wage increase over the previous year, and those who hold titles [...]

Blockchain Could Help Prevent E. Coli

Just a few weeks ago, the earliest signs of an outbreak of E. Coli surfaced in New Jersey. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that 121 people in 25 states had been infected. While health officials [...]

Prioritizing Planning Pays Off

A recent survey revealed 51% of manufacturers say they are focused on enabling internal and external collaboration across the supply chain in an effort to address future shopping behaviors and consumer tastes. Many (44%) said they'll focus on demand sensing, [...]

Pharma Industry Adapts to Major Regulatory Shifts

As the pharmaceutical industry approaches the finish line for implementing the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), it will have to reach a consensus on what the system looks like in the end. The DSCSA is a five-year period in [...]
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